I am currently sitting at a temporary site office.
It’s 26 degrees Celsius outside and probably 36 degrees inside..
There is one fan which makes an awful lot of noise but barely provides any air.
In about a minute I will most likely evaporate.

I look around.
Most colleagues have put on summer clothing.
Some more appropriate than others.

Summer definitely has affect on people’s mindset.
Some have worked very hard on their body image since the beginning of the year and are proud to show off.
Some were basically born in hot pants.
Others are a bit more conservative.

Personally, I am leaning towards the conservative side.
The office is simply not a place to wear your beach dress or ugly slippers.

I was happy to see one other female being dressed in the way I was.
UNTIL she started talking about how she couldn’t wait to get into her bikini this afternoon and just lay on the beach.
The group of men we were surrounded by, of course commented on it.
That’s where your #metoo issues start.
Unpopular opinion, I know.
But let’s face it, if you can’t behave, don’t expect the others to.

For many years I have been uncomfortable with the summer for more reasons than just ants, hot sweaty nights and dragging warm days at the office.
No matter what my body looked like, I always covered up.

I still do, at work.
But outside of work, I am happy to wear shorts and t-shirt.
Even a dress, on occasion.
And if may just give on tip for ladies who are not comfortable wearing a bikini, join me in wearing a Dress swimming suit!

As Baz Luhrmann once sang:

Enjoy your body

use it every way you can…

don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it

it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own

23 thoughts on “Summerbodies

  1. I am a conservative lady. Ha ha. It’s summer, but there’s no way that I’ll be showing any skin. Ha ha. Even if I’m on the beach. Ha ha! πŸ™‚

  2. I’m guessing you saw the bathing suit I got. It’s a skirt too! Plus I’m covered mostly. All this excess skin doesn’t need the world to see it! Lol
    You were melting I’m sure. 26 is beautiful cool weather here!

  3. Was it in the post where there are some pics of you wearing different clothes? I only see a green swimsuit.
    But a dress swimsuit (or I don’t know the official term haha) is really the best invention ever πŸ˜€

    Haha, funny how hot and cold is different from everyone’s perspective. It’s certainly not my preference πŸ˜‰

  4. I am.
    But in a couple of days I will be melting in Greece, with a nice cold beer in my hand looking over the sea.
    Finally booked the trip. I cannot wait!

  5. I used to think everyone looked and judged when I’m on the beach.
    And of course people do, cause it’s in their nature.
    But when it’s so hot and you want to just enjoy the precious sunlight, people really don’t care. Just remember that.
    I’m no longer covering up at the beach πŸ˜€

  6. Nice post. Guess I’m a conservative dresser too. Don’t like to draw attention to myself. But hey, each to their own. Nice to come across you. Anita.

  7. Welcome my blog Anita! πŸ™‚

    I’m like you. People want attention, but if someone say something, they will start complaining. Ugh.

  8. Yes of course I do!
    But I have been taking a break from social media, so therefore I haven’t responding at all.
    I miss it, but I think it’s good for me. I spent too much time on it.

  9. Very sure!
    I’ll be complaining about the heat as soon as I get there, but still.
    We’re going to Rhodos. It will be an all inclusive hotel. We do that once a year, just being lazy πŸ˜€
    Are you going anywhere?

  10. Going actually to Bosnia soon to visit some friends, then will hop to Croatia and Montenegro (3 countries…wow).
    We’re always in Greece in Sept.
    I have lots of recommendations for Rhodes which we adore. Are you staying in the capital, have you made some plans already?

  11. It used to be one country though πŸ˜‰

    We’re staying in Kiotari.
    The plan is to do as little as possible and read as many books.
    But if you have any recommendations, please let me know πŸ˜€

  12. Having live in the Middle East for the past seven years I guess I get used to a certain view. I like the modesty here and don’t mind people dressing in small shorts either. I guess I just love that people are different. If it has to do with attention, it’s sad though.

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